Café Michael Burger closes

Café Michael Burger, 11150 FM 3005 in Galveston, has closed after more than 27 years on the island because its owner decided to retire.

Bet your boots? Hold tight. Because there could be a mechanical bull ride in your future. Representatives for Western Spherical Developers have confirmed plans to replicate Gilley’s, the famous Pasadena honky-tonk, in League City as part of a first phase of the proposed $450 million commercial development Epicenter League City.

Gilley’s, founded in 1971 by country singer Mickey Gilley, was the central location for the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy” and defined Houston’s western dance-hall scene. There was also that famous mechanical bull. Gilley’s closed in 1989 and later its building was gutted by a fire.

Laura Elder: 409-683-5248;

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Ron Shelby

Billets in League City? That will be an interesting cultural variance to watch. It made a lot of sense for Fort Worth with its cowboy and Rodeo culture.

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